AFFARS PART 5352 - Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

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PART 5352 -
Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses

[ Revised January 27, 2017 ]

SUBPART 5352.2 — TEXT OF PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES

5352.201-9101 Ombudsman

As prescribed in 5301.9103, insert the following clause:

OMBUDSMAN (JUN 2016)


(a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the interested party to another official who can resolve the concern.

(b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions).

(c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, the interested party may contact the ombudsman, [Insert names, addresses, telephone numbers, facsimile numbers, and e-mail addresses of Center/MAJCOM/DRU/AFRCO/SMC ombudsman/ombudsmen]. Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the Center/MAJCOM/DRU/SMC ombudsman level, may be brought by the interested party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (571) 256-2395, facsimile number (571) 256-2431.

(d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency.

(e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer.

(End of clause)

5352.204-9000 Notification of Government Security Activity and Visitor Group Security Agreements

As prescribed in 5304.404-90, insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts:

NOTIFICATION OF GOVERNMENT SECURITY ACTIVITY AND VISITOR GROUP SECURITY AGREEMENTS (January 2017)

This contract contains a DD Form 254, DOD Contract Security Classification Specification, and requires performance at a government location in the U.S. or overseas. Prior to beginning operations involving classified information on an installation identified on the DD Form 254, the contractor shall take the following actions:

(a) At least thirty days prior to beginning operations, notify the Information Protection Office shown in the distribution block of the DD Form 254 as to:

(1) The name, address, and telephone number of this contract company’s representative and designated alternate in the U.S. or overseas area, as appropriate;

(2) The contract number and military contracting command;

(3) The highest classification category of defense information to which contractor employees will have access;

(4) The Air Force installations in the U.S. (in overseas areas, identify only the APO number(s)) where the contract work will be performed;

(5) The date contractor operations will begin on base in the U.S. or in the overseas area;

(6) The estimated completion date of operations on base in the U.S. or in the overseas area; and,

(7) Any changes to information previously provided under this clause.

This requirement is in addition to visit request procedures contained in DOD 5220.22-M, National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual, and DOD 5220.22-M-Sup 1.

(b) Prior to beginning operations involving classified information on an installation identified on the DD Form 254, the contractor shall enter into a Visitor Group Security Agreement (or understanding) with the installation commander to ensure that the contractor’s security procedures are properly integrated with those of the installation. As a minimum, the agreement shall identify the security actions that will be performed:

(1) By the installation for the contractor, such as providing storage and classified reproduction facilities, guard services, security forms, security inspections under DOD 5220.22-M and DOD 5220.22-M-Sup 1, classified mail services, security badges, visitor control, and investigating security incidents; and

(2) Jointly by the contractor and the installation, such as packaging and addressing classified transmittals, security checks, internal security controls, and implementing emergency procedures to protect classified material.

(End of clause)

5352.209-9000 Organizational Conflict of Interest

(INTERIM CHANGE: See Policy Memo 10-C-15)

5352.209-9001 Potential Organizational Conflict of Interest

(INTERIM CHANGE: See Policy Memo 10-C-15)

5352.215-9000 Facility Clearance

As prescribed in 5315.209(S-90), insert in Section L (or equivalent in a solicitation for the acquisition of a commercial item) a provision substantially the same as the following:

FACILITY CLEARANCE (MAY 1996)

The offeror must possess, or acquire prior to award of a contract, a facility clearance equal to the highest classification stated on the Contract Security Classification Specification (DD Form 254) attached to this solicitation.

(End of provision)

5352.215-9001 Notice of Pre-bid/Pre-proposal Conference

As prescribed in 5315.209(S-91), insert in Section L (or equivalent in a solicitation for the acquisition of a commercial item) a provision substantially the same as the following:

NOTICE OF PRE-BID/PRE-PROPOSAL CONFERENCE (MAY 1996)

(a) A pre-bid/pre-proposal conference will be conducted at [insert location including full address] on [insert date] at [insert time] for the purpose of answering questions regarding this solicitation.

(b) Submit the names of all attendees (not to exceed [insert number of attendees]) to [insert point of contact name, address, and phone number] prior to [insert date]. This information must be provided in advance in order to ensure access to the military base/conference site and adequate seating for the conference attendees.

(c) Bidders/Offerors are requested to submit questions to the point of contact noted above not later than [insert time and date]. Information provided at this conference shall not qualify the terms and conditions of the solicitation and specifications. Terms of the solicitation and specifications remain unchanged unless the solicitation is amended in writing. If an amendment is issued, normal procedures relating to the acknowledgment and receipt of solicitation amendments shall apply.

(d) A record of the conference shall be made and furnished to all prospective bidders/offerors. The record should include minutes of the meeting, including questions (on a non-attribution basis) and answers.

(End of provision)

ALTERNATE I (MAY 1996). If access to classified documents is contemplated, the contracting officer may add substantially the same as the following paragraphs (e) and (f) to the basic provision:

(e) To receive classified documents the recipient must have a security clearance of at least [insert classification] and authorization to act as courier. Security clearance and courier authorization must be on file at the following mailing address:

[insert address of organization responsible for this information]

(f) The classification of this conference is [insert classification].

5352.217-9000 Long Lead Limitation of Government Liability

As prescribed in 5317.7406, insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts:

LONG LEAD LIMITATION OF GOVERNMENT LIABILITY (MAY 1996)

(a) In performing this contract, the contractor is not authorized to make expenditures or incur obligations exceeding $[insert dollar amount].

(b) The maximum amount for which the Government shall be liable if this contract is terminated (i.e., costs already incurred and those associated with termination) is $[insert dollar amount].

(c) The contractor shall notify the contracting officer in writing whenever there is reason to believe that, within the next 60 days, the costs expected to be incurred under this contract, when added to all costs previously incurred, will exceed 75 percent of the total amount allotted to the contract by the Government. The notice shall state the estimated amount of additional funds required to continue performance for the specified schedule period, limited by the not-to-exceed contract value.

(d) Sixty days before the end of the specified schedule period, the contractor shall give notice to the contracting officer of the estimated amount of additional funds required to continue long lead contract performance, when the funds will be needed, and any agreed to extension period specified in the Schedule.

(End of clause)


5352.223-9000 Elimination of Use of Class I Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

As prescribed in 5323.804-90, insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts:

ELIMINATION OF USE OF CLASS I OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES (ODS) (NOV 2012)

(a) Contractors shall not:

(1) Provide any service or product with any specification, standard, drawing, or other document that requires the use of a Class I ODS in the test, operation, or maintenance of any system, subsystem, item, component, or process; or

(2) Provide any specification, standard, drawing, or other document that establishes a test, operation, or maintenance requirement that can only be met by use of a Class I ODS as part of this contract/order.

[Note: This prohibition does not apply to manufacturing.]

(b) For the purposes of Air Force policy, the following products that are pure (i.e., they meet the relevant product specification identified in AFI 32-7086) are Class I ODSs:

(1) Halons: 1011, 1202, 1211, 1301, and 2402;

(2) Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs): CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-13, CFC-111, CFC-112, CFC-113, CFC-114, CFC-115, CFC-211, CFC-212, CFC-213, CFC-214, CFC-215, CFC-216, and CFC-217, and the blends R-500, R-501, R-502, and R-503; and

(3) Carbon Tetrachloride, Methyl Chloroform, and Methyl Bromide.

[NOTE: Material that uses one or more of these Class I ODSs as minor constituents do not meet the Air Force definition of a Class I ODS.]

(End of clause)

5352.223-9001 Health and Safety on Government Installations

As prescribed in 5323.9001, insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts:

HEALTH AND SAFETY ON GOVERNMENT INSTALLATIONS (NOV 2012)

(a) In performing work under this contract on a Government installation, the contractor shall:

(1) Take all reasonable steps and precautions to prevent accidents and preserve the health and safety of contractor and Government personnel performing or in any way coming in contact with the performance of this contract; and

(2) Take such additional immediate precautions as the contracting officer may reasonably require for health and safety purposes.

(b) The contracting officer may, by written order, direct Air Force Occupational Safety and Health (AFOSH) Standards and/or health/safety standards as may be required in the performance of this contract and any adjustments resulting from such direction will be in accordance with the Changes clause of this contract.

(c) Any violation of these health and safety rules and requirements, unless promptly corrected as directed by the contracting officer, shall be grounds for termination of this contract in accordance with the Default clause of this contract.

(End of clause)


5352.228-9101 Insurance Certificate Requirement in Spain (USAFE)

As prescribed at 5328.310-90, insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts:

INSURANCE CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENT IN SPAIN (USAFE) (OCT 2012)

(a) Below follows the Insurance Certificate required for any Third Country National (TCN) contractor, other than U.S. or Spanish, required for use under this contract. The certificate is provided to standardize base access procedures. It must be completed and signed by the policyholder and the insurer.

(b) The amount of coverage minimum is 90,151.82 Euros per insured party (personal injury), 60,101.21 Euros per accident (property damage), and 6, 010.12 Euros security deposit for legal fees. In all cases the amount of coverage, if different from the above amounts, will be determined by the insurer, except in situations where the minimum coverage applies.

(c) The request for base access and the insurance certificate should be processed in accordance with DoD Foreign Clearance Guide instructions for Spain.

(d) Complete the following certification:

INSURANCE CERTIFICATION

CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE COVERAGE OF THE CIVIL LIABILITY REFERRED TO UNDER ARTICLE 5 OF ANNEX 6 TO THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON COOPERATION FOR THE DEFENSE, SIGNED THE 1st OF DECEMBER 1988.

The insurance Company _______________________________________________ with legal domicile in _________________________________________________
Tel: __________________________
of Spanish/US nationality, registered in the Mercantile Registry of_______________________________________

Date:____________________, Number________, Book:_______, Section _____, Volume________, Page_______.

CERTIFIES

That Mr./Mrs. ____________________of_____________________ nationality, with passport number_______________, has contracted with this company Policy Number _____________ of civil liability against damages to persons or property which could arise from his/her actions or omissions in the performance of his/her official functions/professional activities in Spain because of the contract of ______________________________________________________ for the U.S. forces, and during the visit which, in respect of such contract, he/she may make to the _______________ Military Base, according to the general conditions in force for this type of insurance and also to the special conditions created for this purpose in the Spanish-U.S. Permanent Committee; that he/she has paid the premium according to the agreed conditions; and that such Policy is in force.

The Policy establishes as coverage of the mentioned risks the following amounts:

INDEMNITY LIMITS:

- For casualty: 601,012.10 Euros

With the following sub-limits for each injured person:

- For personal liability: 90,151.82 Euros

- For property damage: 60,101.21 Euros

- For Judiciary Bond: 6, 010.12 Euros

The granted coverage is effective from ________________ through________________, and does not include any type of franchise, or similar limitation, to be deducted from the mentioned guarantees or any clause which requires the submission to any type of arbitration. The underwriting insurance company considers that the established amounts adequately cover the insured risks.

The policy sets forth the following clauses:

1. “The insurance company waives any right of subrogation against the United States of America which may arise by reason of any payment under this Policy.”

2. “The parties hereto explicitly agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the Spanish Courts of Law and to the Spanish Laws to settle any matter related to the construction or enforcement of the clauses and conditions of this Policy.”

IN WITNESS HEREOF, the present document is signed in______________________________,
on the____________of_____________20____
______________________________ ___________________________________
For the Insured Company (signature) For the Insurance (signature)

CERTIFICADO DE COBERTURA DE SEGURO DE LA RESPONSABILIDAD CIVIL A QUE SE REFIERE EL ARTICULO 5 DEL ANEXO 6 AL CONVENIO ENTRE EL REINO DE ESPAÑA Y LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE AMERICA SOBRE COOPERACION PARA LA DEFENSA, FIRMADO EL DIA 1 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1988.

La Compañia de Seguros ______________________________________ con domicilio social en la Calle/Avda./Pla. ______________________________, Tlfo.: _________________ , de nacionalidad española/norteamericana, inscrita en el Registro Mercantil de______________________________, fecha _________________, Número ________, Libro _________, Sección ______, Tomo _______, Folio_______.

CERTIFICA:

Que D. __________________________, de nacionalidad _________________________, provisto del pasaporte número _______________________, tiene suscrita con esta Compañia la Póliza número ____________________________, de responsabilidad civil contra daños a personas y cosas que pudieran derivarse de acciones u omisiones realizadas en el desempeño de sus funciones oficiales/actividades profesionales en España con ocasión del contrato de __________________________________________, para las Fuerzas de los EE.UU. y con la visita que en relación con dicho contrato realice a la Base Militar de ___________________________, según las condiciones generales vigentes para este tipo de seguros y además las condiciones especiales elaboradas a este fin en el Comité Permanente Hispano-Norteamericano; habiéndose satisfecho la prima según las condiciones pactadas, y encontrándose dicha Póliza en vigor.

La Póliza establece como cobertura de los riesgos mencionados las siguientes cuantías:

LIMITES DE INDEMNIZACION:

- Por siniestro: -------------------------- 601.012,10 Euros

Con los siguientes sublímites por perjudicado:

- Por daños personales:----------------- 90.151,82 Euros

- Por daños materiales: ----------------- 60.101,21 Euros

- Por fianzas judiciales:-_--------------- 6.010,12 Euros

Las coberturas otorgadas son efectivas desde el ___________________________, hasta el _________________________, no incluyéndose en las mismas ningún tipo de franquicia o limitación similar a deducir de las garantías indicadas ni ninguna disposición que requiera la sumisión a cualquier tipo de arbitraje. La Compañia aseguradora que suscribe considera que las cuantías establecidas cubren adecuadamente los riesgos asegurados.

La Póliza establece las siguientes cláusulas:

1. “La Compañia Aseguradora renuncia a cualquier derecho de subrogación contra los Estados Unidos de América que pueda provenir por razones diferentes a pago, bajo la Póliza epígrafiada.”

2. “Las partes se someten expresamente a la jurisdicción de los tribunales españoles y al derecho español para resolver cualquier cuestión relativa a la interpretación o aplicación de las cláusulas y condiciones de la Póliza.”

Y para que conste a los efectos oportunos, se firma el presente en __________________ a _______________ de _____________ 2.0___._______________________________________
Tomador: Asegurador:

(END OF CERTIFICATE)

(End of Clause)

5352.242-9000 Contractor Access to Air Force Installations

As prescribed in 5342.490-1, insert a clause substantially the same as the following clause in solicitations and contracts:

CONTRACTOR ACCESS TO AIR FORCE INSTALLATIONS (NOV 2012)

(a) The contractor shall obtain base identification and vehicle passes, if required, for all contractor personnel who make frequent visits to or perform work on the Air Force installation(s) cited in the contract. Contractor personnel are required to wear or prominently display installation identification badges or contractor-furnished, contractor identification badges while visiting or performing work on the installation.

(b) The contractor shall submit a written request on company letterhead to the contracting officer listing the following: contract number, location of work site, start and stop dates, and names of employees and subcontractor employees needing access to the base. The letter will also specify the individual(s) authorized to sign for a request for base identification credentials or vehicle passes. The contracting officer will endorse the request and forward it to the issuing base pass and registration office or Security Forces for processing. When reporting to the registration office, the authorized contractor individual(s) should provide a valid driver’s license, current vehicle registration, valid vehicle insurance certificate, and [insert any additional requirements to comply with local security procedures] to obtain a vehicle pass.

(c) During performance of the contract, the contractor shall be responsible for obtaining required identification for newly assigned personnel and for prompt return of credentials and vehicle passes for any employee who no longer requires access to the work site.

(d) When work under this contract requires unescorted entry to controlled or restricted areas, the contractor shall comply with [insert any additional requirements to comply with AFI 31-101, Integrated Defense, and AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management] citing the appropriate paragraphs as applicable.

(e) Upon completion or termination of the contract or expiration of the identification passes, the prime contractor shall ensure that all base identification passes issued to employees and subcontractor employees are returned to the issuing office.

(f) Failure to comply with these requirements may result in withholding of final payment.

(End of clause)


5352.242-9001 Common Access Cards (CAC) for Contractor Personnel

As prescribed in 5342.490-2, insert a clause substantially the same as the following clause in solicitations and contracts:

COMMON ACCESS CARDS (CAC) FOR CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL (NOV 2012)

(a) For installation(s)/location(s) cited in the contract, contractors shall ensure Common Access Cards (CACs) are obtained by all contract or subcontract personnel who meet one or both of the following criteria:

(1) Require logical access to Department of Defense computer networks and systems in either:

(i) the unclassified environment; or

(ii) the classified environment where authorized by governing security directives.

(2) Perform work, which requires the use of a CAC for installation entry control or physical access to facilities and buildings.

(b) Contractors and their personnel shall use the following procedures to obtain CACs:

(1) Contractors shall provide a listing of personnel who require a CAC to the contracting officer. The government will provide the contractor instruction on how to complete the Contractor Verification System (CVS) application and then notify the contractor when approved.

(2) Contractor personnel shall obtain a CAC from the nearest Real Time Automated Personnel Identification Documentation System (RAPIDS) Issuing Facility (typically the local Military Personnel Flight (MPF)).

(c) While visiting or performing work on installation(s)/location(s), contractor personnel shall wear or prominently display the CAC as required by the governing local policy.

(d) During the performance period of the contract, the contractor shall:

(1) Within 7 working days of any changes to the listing of the contract personnel authorized a CAC, provide an updated listing to the contracting officer who will provide the updated listing to the authorizing government official;

(2) Return CACs in accordance with local policy/directives within 7 working days of a change in status for contractor personnel who no longer require logical or physical access;

(3) Return CACs in accordance with local policy/directives within 7 working days following a CACs expiration date; and

(4) Report lost or stolen CACs in accordance with local policy/directives.

(e) Within 7 working days following completion/termination of the contract, the contractor shall return all CACs issued to their personnel to the issuing office or the location specified by local policy/directives.

(f) Failure to comply with these requirements may result in withholding of final payment.

(End of clause)

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